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tonight at 5:00: intense pressure on president trump as his former lawyer implicates him in criminal behaviour. michael cohen pleaded guilty in court to misuse of campaign funds — claiming mrtrump had directed him to pay hush—money to alleged former mistresses. michael cohen says he's ready to "tell everything" — but the president has tweeted to say cohen had made up stories in order to get a deal. we'll be live in washington to ask what all this means for president trump. the other main stories on bbc news at 5:00... the trauma of being a victim of a financial scam — banks are told not to automatically blame the customer. an illegal gun factory is uncovered by crime investigators on an industrial estate in east sussex. tackling unethical puppy farmers — the government proposes to ban the sale of dogs and cats from pet shops in england. i'll be speaking to rock legend brian may,
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who's been campaigining for a change in law. some british—born children of eu migrants have been told their passports won't be renewed. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at 5:00. president trump is coming under mounting pressure following the double blow of two key aides facing prison sentences. his former personal lawyer, michael cohen, pleaded guilty last night to violating campaign finance laws and implicated the president. mr cohen, who once said he'd take a bullet for the president, said he was ordered to use election funds during the 2016 presidential race to pay two women who say they've had an affair with mr trump. in the last few hours,
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donald trump took to twitter to hit back at his former lawyer: separately, anotherjury convicted donald trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort of tax fraud, prior to him working for the president. the president also tweeted: 0ur washington correspondent chris buckler has this report. mr president, any reaction to the news from the manafort trial? president trump landed in west virginia to attend a rally, and to face many questions about two men who were once part of his inner circle.
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two men who are now facing substantial jail sentences. in new york, mr trump's former lawyer and fixer michael cohen pleaded guilty to tax fraud and breaking campaign finance laws. while just outside washington, a jury found the president's former campaign manager, paul manafort, guilty of a series of financial crimes, in a case brought by the special counsel, robert mueller, who is investigating allegations of russian interference in america's presidential election. this is a witch—hunt, and it's a disgrace. this has nothing to do what they started out — looking for russians involved in ourcampaign. there were none. i feel very badly for paul manafort. throughout manafort‘s trial, trump defended him, at one stage even suggesting that his former campaign chairman was being treated worse than the mob boss al capone. did you talk to president trump about your indictment? manafort made tens of millions of dollars working for oligarchs
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and pro—russian politicians in ukraine, money he hid from the authorities in foreign bank accounts and which he used to fund a lavish lifestyle, spending huge sums on property, cars and clothing including this, a $15,000 jacket made from ostrich. mr donald] trump! manafort‘s crimes were not connected to the period he worked for donald trump's campaign. but michael cohen claims some of the offences he admitted were committed under the orders of the president. specifically, trying to influence the vote. congratulations! he says mr trump told him to pay tens of thousands of dollars to stop the porn star stormy daniels from making allegations about a sexual relationship. and to silence the former playboy model karen mcdougal from going public with claims about an affair. mr cohen pled guilty to two campaign finance charges. both for the purpose
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of influencing the 2016 election. in addition, what he did was he worked to pay money to silence two women who had information that he believed would be detrimental to the 2016 campaign. in front of his supporters in west virginia, mr trump avoided talking about his former lawyer. but he made no effort to hide his fury with the special counsel's investigation and the many media reports. fake news and the russian witch—hunt! we got a whole big combination. booing. where is the collusion? you know, they are still looking for collusion. where is the collusion? but mr trump is now himself facing serious allegations, a truth that he might find more difficult to dismiss with his usual catchphrases. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. we will be live in washington in the
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next few minutes. but first... what do the latest developments mean for the president and what is likely to happen next? richard galpin has been looking at the potential impact of michael cohen's guilty plea. the revelation that michael cohen, donald trump's former lawyer, had testified that he had been directed by the president to commit a federal crime involving payments to silence women mr trump had allegedly had affairs with, is potentially the most damaging development for his presidency. welcome to cbs this morning. back—to—back legal blows for president trump... 0n american tv channels this morning, it's been headline news, with lawyers spelling out what the implications could be for mr trump. he committed a crime. he should be indicted. if he were not president, he clearly would be indicted and jailed for that crime. whether he can be indicted as president, of course,
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is not yet decided by the supreme court. it is possible these multiple scandals could now lead to the us congress considering impeaching the president. but it's a fraught process, the outcome is farfrom certain. the senate will convene as a court of impeachment... bill clinton is one of only two us presidents to have been impeached in the country's history. he was acquitted in a vote in the senate and came out with record approval ratings. much depends on the mid—term elections in november, for which americans are already gearing up. all the seats in the lower house of congress are up for grabs, and some in the senate. democrats would need to make significant gains in the senate to ensure a successful impeachment. but analysts believe the president has been weakened. there will definitely be a political cost to the court battles and proceedings and guilty pleas and verdicts. we don't know how much that is. but if i were betting, i would say the odds are significantly higher that president trump will not finish his term than they were two days ago.
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and in the senate, democrats have been giving their opinions on paul ma nafort been giving their opinions on paul manafort and michael cohen. what a swamp. what a swamp. no one in america can dismiss as the actions ofa america can dismiss as the actions of a few bad apples. there is a cesspool around this president. for the president, though, there is possibly one option to make his tenure in the white house more secure. that is to pardon both michael cohen and paul manafort. but it would be highly controversial and even some republicans are already dismissing the idea. the pardon is about rewarding a person for doing something right after being convicted. it's not about helping
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you as a politician. what may be the sting in the tail for the white house is that his former lawyer, michael cohen, could now give evidence to the investigation into alleged collusion between the trump campaign team and russia. he reportedly has a lot to say. richard galpin, bbc news. let's get the latest from washington, dc. i'm joined from washington by cbs correspondent, angelica alvarez. we have seen a few tweets from the president already, what happens next, angelica? we are getting a lot of reaction from this and as you mentioned, the president on twitter again this morning. looking at the events which happened yesterday with his former lawyer michael cohen, who pled guilty to eight counts. he mentioned paul manafort saying, i
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feel very badly for paul manafort and his wonderful family. justice took a 12—year—old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and unlike michael cohen, he refused to break. and by that he says, i mean to make up stories in order to get a deal. so he says he has respect for a brave man. earlier he tweeted directly only about michael cohen. this suite seem to be more injazz. he said if anybody is looking for a good lawyer, i suggest you don't retain the services of michael cohen. so just a few tweets to start the day from president trump this morning. it will be interesting to see how the events of yesterday with the conviction of paul manafort on eight cou nts conviction of paul manafort on eight counts for financial crimes and michael cohen, will play into the voters‘ minds in just michael cohen, will play into the voters‘ minds injust over 70 days when the polls open for mid—term
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elections. we have had the chance to make some rounds on capitol hill to talk to lawmakers and get their reaction and see what they think about what came down yesterday and what michael cohen in particular had to share under oath. they danced around the topic of impeachment. a lot of democrats said they didn‘t wa nt to lot of democrats said they didn‘t want to speak about impeachment right now, they said it was too early to start talking about even the proceedings for that. republicans also not quick to use that word. they do say that what happened yesterday should be taken very seriously, but on both fronts, it looks like even the word impeachment is being talked about too early or not talked about at this time. we are just getting some reaction from people and the day is still young here so we will probably hear more from people throughout the day as well as maybe on twitter from
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president trump. angelica, thank you. and worth telling you just after 5:30pm we‘ll be talking about that. angelica nodding towards the mid—term elections and we will what the locations will be for all of that. we will discuss that a little bit more after 5:30pm. some children born in britain to polish parents who were given british passports between 2009 and 2014 are now being told they can t renew them quickly, because the original passports were issued without the proper checks being made. the problem also affects children from seven other countries that joined the eu in 200a. let‘s get more from our correspondentjon donnison. who is affected here? this is people who came from countries such as poland, romania, bulgaria after those countries joined the eu in
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2004. after some time, many of those people had children and they were entitled to apply for passports. many of them did so and they had passports issued to their children without any problem. when they have come to renew those passports five yea rs come to renew those passports five years later, they have been told by the home office they haven‘t been able to do so because they have been asked to provide documentation. some of it dating back more than a decade from when they first came to the uk and they haven‘t been able to provide it. the home office says it hasn‘t got copies. so they have found themselves, their children don‘t have passports, they cannot travel and they say, they are in effect, stateless. what more are the pa rents effect, stateless. what more are the parents telling us, what stories are we hearing? we have spoken to predominantly polish families. 0ne woman said she felt her daughter was being treated like a terrorist. she said she has had her british
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citizenship revoked. 0ne said she has had her british citizenship revoked. one man came to the uk 13 years ago and has been trying to renew the passports of his eight—year—old son. when he was three years old we applied for a british passport. we received the passport within one week, without any problems. the passport was for five years. this year, the beginning of this year, we put ina year, the beginning of this year, we put in a new application for a new one andl put in a new application for a new one and i was thinking it would be very quick process. but we started receiving a of letters from the home office asking for more and more documents. it is a stressful situation for us because i like we are being cheated by the government. because we became a british citizen. it is only my opinion and i feel
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they want to make is not welcome here any more. it is very sad, i don't feel at from the english people, the community where we live. i feel that message from the government and that is very sad. that is one father‘s experience and very telling. what have we heard from the home office? we have just had a statement and i will read it to you. we want there to be no doubt, if you love settled in the uk legally, any child you have in this country is british. the guidance from 2008, which has since been corrected, has meant some eu citizens have had problems renewing passports for their children and we regret any delay or problems this has caused. thank you. the headlines on bbc news:
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president trump‘s former lawyer michael cohen, pleads guilty in court to misuse of campaign funds — claiming mr trump had directed him to pay hush—money to alleged former mistresses. the trauma of being a victim of a financial scam — banks are told not to automatically blame the customer. and as we have just been discussing... some british—born children of eu migrants have been told their passports won‘t be renewed. and in sport, i have won the third test, taking the wicket they needed in the first few overs on the final day. uefa say they still see several uncertainties over the implementation of the video assistant referee system and will continue to monitor its use before making any decision about adopting it in the champions league.
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striker kyle lafferty has returned to rangers at the heart accepted an improved offer. he spent four years at ibrox and has signed a two—year deal. i will be back with more on both stories are 5:30 p:m.. investigators have uncovered what they say is a "sophisticated" illegal gun factory on an industrial estate in east sussex. police arrested three men as they left the building in hailsham, and subsequently found equipment they believe to be part of a "large—scale" gun and ammunition manufacturing operation. the group have been remanded in custody until next month on firearms charges. 0ur correspondent matt cole is in at the factory in hailsham in east sussex. explain what more we know about what the police are saying? things began to unfold here on saturday evening. the national crime agency officers
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we re the national crime agency officers were here in this area as part of what they say was an ongoing operation, when from this unit here with the red shutters behind me, number seven, it is. they said they heard some loud bangs. they believed those bangs the gunshots so of course the officers went in. three men came out and they were arrested. a taser had to be deployed during that arrest but they were carrying two guns and ammunition. they have since been charged with firearm offences, possessing weapons and possessing weapons and ammunition as well. they are due to appear in kingston crown court at the end of next month. inside, officers found what they called machinery and components. components, were put together could make up to 30 handguns. bits of metal that can be used to make guns and also templates
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from which they can be made. an officer from the national crime agency explained its not very common to find illegal weapons being made from blueprints. it's unusual. obviously we get firearms seizures on regular basis. normally one or two weapons, but what we've found here is a significant quantity of firearms. it is extremely rare, it's not normally the case. we do often get component parts of firearms being brought together and placed together by criminals. it's unusual that they actually make them actually on—site. is quite disturbing because what we've seen here it is a significant amount of weapons that could be made available. yes, we've seized a lot of those weapons, but our concern is, how long has the production been ongoing? what the police have said is they believe they have disrupted a group involved in what they say here was the criminal production of firearms.
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they believed they had potentially taken a large quantity of weapons which they say could have been used for violence on britain‘s streets. thank you. ryanair has apologised after nearly 190 customers who were owed compensation for cancelled or delayed flights were sent cheques that bounced. a bbc investigation found that a number of customers were charged extra fees after banks rejected unsigned cheques. the airline said it had sent out 20,000 cheques last month and blamed the problem on an administrative error. since april, more than 1 million ryanair passengers in europe have had delayed or cancelled flights after the airline was hit by strikes and air traffic control problems. 0ur transport correspondent tom burridge reports. there have been a few wobbles for ryanair this summer. strikes by some of its pilots and cabin crew in parts of europe caused major disruption. now the bbc has found out that some customers who were sent compensation
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by the airline were given an unsigned cheque. gordon fong got £440 after a nightmare journey in june. he was supposed to fly from murcia in spain back home to bournemouth. but his flight was first diverted to madrid. then ryanair took him to birmingham. so he had to get a two—and—half—hour taxi to get home. surely a company of that rate has cheques, especially a large corporation like ryanair, these things should not happen. so i was quite embarrassed and quite annoyed, really. rya nair has apologised. it said an administrative error meant 190 unsigned cheques were sent out last month. a tiny number, it said, because in the same month it gave out a total of 20,000 compensation cheques. ryanair is now one of the world‘s biggest airlines. it flew 130 million passengers last year. when you have a giant airline like ryanairfailing in the most
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basic duty of signing cheques before they go out, it adds to the sense that this is an airline in considerable disarray. having said that, of course, 400,000 people will fly safely and mostly on time with ryanair today. but they really need to get their management sorted out. ryanair says it has now sent out new signed cheques to affected customers. people we‘ve spoken to say that the whole affair has cost them time and money. tom burridge, bbc news. banks have been warned that it‘s "not fair" to automatically blame customers for money lost through a scam. last year, customers transferred nearly £240 million to fraudsters, only a quarter of which was refunded by financial firms. the financial ombudsman service says the growing sophistication of frauds and scams means banks cannot simply assume their customers are careless.
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zoe kleinman reports. £68,000 — that‘s how much money jenny parkinson from dorset transferred to a fraudster over the phone when she was told her bank card had been compromised and she needed to move her cash to a more secure account. she recalls the moment her actual bank told her it had all been a scam. they said, i must tell you now, because you have done the transfers, it‘s not our responsibility for this loss of money. upon which, i was, i actually was physically sick. because i realised that everything i had worked for, my pension lump sum, all my savings, was gone in a flash. the financial ombudsman says it‘s had around 8500 similar complaints this year, up by nearly 17%. last year, bank customers transferred nearly £240
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million to fraudsters. it all comes down to who‘s to blame. and the banks say that if the transaction was authorised by you, it‘s called being grossly negligent, it‘s yourfault, and they don‘t have to pay you back. in some cases, you are actually having to work out on balance, did they or didn't they authorise it, because different legal tests apply according to that. but if you didn't, they are then saying, so, were you grossly negligent. that's the test. and what we are saying today is we think that's a pretty high bar, and so banks should be really careful in thinking about whether or not customers have been grossly negligent, notjust being careless. a high bar indeed. only a quarter of the cash transferred to fraudsters last year was ever refunded. and with scammers getting more sophisticated, it‘s more important than ever to stay on your guard. the key thing to remember always is to take a moment. if somebody approaches you out of the blue and asks you to do something, particularly if they are asking you to transfer money from one account to another, because that, you know, your bank, or the police, will never ask you to do that.
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that‘s a real warning sign. as forjenny, she did get her money back, but it took six months, and a lot of persistence. i was one of the very, very fortunate ones. many people have been left thousands of pounds out of pocket. the ombudsman is promising clearer rules on reimbursements in the near future. but people are still warned to be vigilant. zoe kleinman, bbc news. let‘s discuss this further with sally francis—miles, she‘s from moneysupermarket. hello, sally. some of the stories we have been hearing arejust heartbreaking. as a first off, is your sense, given you work very much in this field, is your sense there are more people out there trying to scam us, are they getting better at it? the key is, they are getting better at it. it is easy to
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recognise, if you get an e—mail saying you will get a share of £27 million, a lot of people will read that, and then filter it out with filters. all generations are now getting caught by the one that are more sophisticated. whether they have hacked into the account of the bill that you have been talking to over e—mail. they have asked you to tra nsfer over e—mail. they have asked you to transfer some money into an account for building work. and they assume that because you have been having those conversations, it looks legitimate. it is difficult to tell, they are getting better at it. on they are getting better at it. on the back of that, banks and customers, to some extent, need to ta ke customers, to some extent, need to take more responsibility of protecting themselves against it. so they are getting more sophisticated, clearly not in any doubt about that. it is impossible to go through all the scenarios people would be confronted with, but if anybody is telephoned, sent an e—mail talking
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about card cloning, card fraud, which can happen to us all, it is common, so which can happen to us all, it is common, so what is your advice? go with your gut. if something doesn‘t sound right, you are under no pressure to do something immediately. if somebody calls you to say your card has been cloned, tell them you will call the official bank number or go into a branch. if you are not sure, go into a high street branch because it gives you some comfort that who you are speaking to is the right person. you might not have a bank branch near you but you do have a phone number on the back of your card? exactly, it is finding the contact details that will give you that assurance because there is no immediate rush it somebody calls you about something like that. banks are being urged not to assume that the customer has been careless or slow, customer has been careless or sloppy, is the onus, it is very hard
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to work out i suppose where the owners is because you say they are getting more sophisticated and sometimes it might not be the bank‘s fault, it is very difficult? it is a grey area and the banks can refuse to refund you in those instances. if they say you have authorised it, they say you have authorised it, they can claim you have been negligent. the scans i was talking about becoming more sophisticated, essentially you have authorised it because you thought it was a person, legitimate person, but the person you were transferring money to is a con artist. but i don‘t think customers are solely to blame because they are getting more sophisticated scams. when you send a bank transfer, banks will cross — refe re nce bank transfer, banks will cross—reference the sort code and the account number. they don‘t often cross — refe re nce the account number. they don‘t often cross—reference the name on the account. so if the name was to match up account. so if the name was to match up with the account number and the sort code, it would be one way of
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helping to mitigate against the amount of people who are losing tens of thousands of pounds, if not more, with these types of scams. the bottom line, you are not under pressure, don‘t necessarily respond insta ntly pressure, don‘t necessarily respond instantly whether it is an e—mail or phone call. go with your gut instinct, if it doesn‘t look right, follow it up in a way that is more comforting to you. sally, thank you very much indeed. more coming up after 5:30pm and we will be talking about donald trump and what is going on in washington, among other things. time for a look at the weather, with ben rich. we had warmer weather across southern and eastern parts of the country but further north things are turning cooler and fresher and there has been rain. much cooler over the
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next few days and a mixture of sunshine and showers. cool air coming in behind this frontal system which will bring rain across part of the midlands, lincolnshire and the south—west. ahead of back, still warm and humid but we had the weather front we start to get in to the cooler front. 9 degrees in newcastle. wet weather into western scotla nd newcastle. wet weather into western scotland and northern ireland tomorrow morning and behind that, the air turns cooler. there will be spells of sunshine and showers in the western side of scotland and perhaps northern ireland on a brisk breeze but the afternoon ‘s averages, 15 degrees for belfast and glasgow, maybe 23 in london but even here it will be cooler for the end of the week. the weekend is very mixed, rain at times with sunshine as well, cool days and decidedly chilly nights. this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has rejected accusations from his former personal lawyer that he ordered him to violate election campaign laws by paying hush—money to alleged former mistresses . some british —born children of eu migrants have been
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told their passports won‘t be renewed. ? the trauma of being a victim of a financial scam — banks are told not to automatically blame the customer. i realised that everything i had worked for, my pension lump sum, all my savings, was gone in a flash. an illegal gun factory is uncovered by crime investigators on an industrial estate in east sussex. tackling unethical puppy farmers — the government proposes to ban the sale of dogs and cats from pet shops in england. we‘ll be speaking to rock legend brian may, who‘s been campaigining for a change in law. that is all to come, but let‘s pause and catch up with the latest sports news. holly hamilton has that. england captainjoe root has admitted his side underperformed
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in the third test against india but insists they can bounce back ahead of the next test in southampton. india completed a 203 run victory at trent bridge — halving the hosts lead to 2—1 in the best of five series. but root insists they‘re still in the driving seat. it's it‘s obviously not good enough in this format, and for the group of players that we have got, it‘s well below par and what we are capable of doing, even if it is polar— friendly conditions. revert back to a few things that have worked extremely well for us in the past, and we now have to carry that forward and do it for long periods of time. we‘re definitely in the driving seat as far as the series goes. you know, we have to keep remembering that we have to keep remembering that we have a little bit of time to go away and reflect on what has been a difficult week. but, in england, we area difficult week. but, in england, we are a very good side at bouncing back from a tough couple of days.
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and one thing you can never question about this group of players is the character and the way they can respond to a difficult period or passage of play. we ran england close in the first te st we ran england close in the first test match. we were blown away at lord's. so, we needed to prove a point. all i asked the boys was to give me some accountability. and they were simply magnificent. in all three departments of the game, as a head coach, i can't ask for more. i'mjust head coach, i can't ask for more. i'm just proud of the guys, the way they stood up, came out here and completed it. —— came out here and completed. it was deemed a success at the world cup, and very soon we could see var — or video—assisted referee — used in the champions league. uefa has been looking into introducing it, using trials to find out if it can overcome some logistical problems. it‘s been reported, it could be implemented during the quarter—finals stages, with it set to be recommended next week and a final decision to be made next month. thierry henry has agreed
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to become the new manager of bordeaux, according to reports in france. he‘s been a member of the belgian coaching team under roberto martinez for the past two years. they finished third in this year‘s world cup. if confirmed, he‘ll take over from the former premier league manager gus poyet, who was suspended by the club last week for publically criticising the sale of a player. kyle lafferty has returned to former club rangers after hearts accepted an improved offer for the player. the northern ireland international was previously at ibrox between 2008 and 2012. lafferty could make his debut in tomorrow‘s europa league qualifier against ufa, with clubs permitted to register two ‘wildcard‘ signings the day before a uefa competition fixture. the rfu has repeated its desire to give full—time contracts to england‘s women. the union didn‘t renew the contracts of the world cup runners—up, switching their resources to the sevens squad for their world cup. former world cup winner giselle mather says it‘s important to professionalise the game in the right way. as far as
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as farasi as far as i see it come it is evolutionary, and you have to put it on the platform for women‘s sport in general, which has exploded, as it should have done, perhaps ages ago, but people are now seeing that it is not a slow smaller, slower brand of sport. it‘s different, and it‘s exciting that the women‘s game generally is an untapped platform in terms of sponsorship and media interest, and obviously that is gaining over time. if you try to do it too quickly, it will go wrong. a slow and steady approach is how i look at it right. you have to get the balance right. if you make some players professional and others not, particularly in our sport, with the contact and strength elements, you have a group of athletes who are doing it every day and a group who are not doing that, then the group that produces is not going to work. that‘s your sport for now. chris mitchell will have more for you in sportsday at half past six. more now on our top story.
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donald trump has accused his former lawyer of making up stories about the president‘s alleged involvement in a conspiracy to use election funds illegally. michael cohen — who used to be mr trump‘s personal attorney — has admitted charges including paying "hush money" to two women who say they had affairs with mr trump before the election. with me is political commentator charlie wolf. also i‘m joined on the line by karen tumulty from the washington post. hi, karen. good evening to both of you. karen, i‘ll start with you in washington, dc tonight. it‘s a big question to start with, but how damaging do you feel this is for the
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president? well, there was such a co nflu e nce president? well, there was such a confluence of news yesterday. there was both michael cohen‘s guilty plea, and coming within minutes of thejury finding president plea, and coming within minutes of the jury finding president trump‘s former campaign chairman guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud. basically, all of this feels like the walls are really closing in on this investigation. special counsel robert moeller got a great victory yesterday in court. it does appear that we now into a very and potentially very dangerous phase of all of this for president trump. there is an investigation into possible links, russian collusion in the run—up to the election that saw donald trump elected. that wasn‘t really what yesterday was about — it was about campaign finance, wasn‘t it? that is what it was about in
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the: please. but first of all, —— it ina the: please. but first of all, —— it in a michael cohen plea. it was an investigation that started off looking at a failed land deal in arkansas. michael cohen has incredible access to basically everything that president trump was up everything that president trump was up to, business—wise and also as his personal fixer, making these scandals go away. so, the fact is that this is centrally manage investigation of russia‘s influence and attempts to influence the election, but it could look at and go into president trump‘s business dealings. it could go in a lot of directions at this point. let's talk about some of that with charlie.
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yesterday was about campaign finance, but the point from washington is that it could be the beginning ofan washington is that it could be the beginning of an awful lot more. nothing about collusion. i'm sure if you dig through every piece of paper that you will find something that doesn't match up somewhere. not to excuse it, but it is more misdemeanour than anything else. it has nothing to do with russian collusion. sol has nothing to do with russian collusion. so i think the vast public that don't work at the times in new york and live in the middle of the country, they are saying, wait a of the country, they are saying, waita minute, of the country, they are saying, wait a minute, it seems like just hassling the president. as he says, a witchhunt. i don't know if i go to the terminology, but it seems to me that we have been more are looking ata that we have been more are looking at a person to find a crime, rather than looking at a crime to find the perpetrator. several points there, one of which is that his base is not
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affected, you are saying. one of which is that his base is not affected, you are sayinglj one of which is that his base is not affected, you are saying. i was watching the rally last night, and he was saying that if you want the democrats in, you will have open borders, you will have crime levels, and looking back to the immigration system, and a programme last night was looking at a poor girl who was brutally murdered. that will drive people to the polls. and karen, we‘re not even three months away from the mid—term elections, big elections in the states. do you think charlie has a point, that actually people who support donald trump are going to be fired up by this and are going to come out and vote ? this and are going to come out and vote? sorry to interrupt, not fired up vote? sorry to interrupt, not fired up but worried. president trump has the lowest approval rating is we have ever seen in the polls for a president at this point in his term. it will fire on people who want to
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go to the polls because they oppose him. what we have seen, and i don‘t wa nt to him. what we have seen, and i don‘t want to hang too much on the polls, but people... all that we are hearing out of the democrats is promoting the next victim group are going after the president for one thing or another. they are not offering anything. trump seems to be doing that and being successful. there are more jobs, doing that and being successful. there are morejobs, more doing that and being successful. there are more jobs, more workers than there are jobs, unemployment at an all—time low, the economy is thriving, sol an all—time low, the economy is thriving, so ijust see that as more ofa thriving, so ijust see that as more of a stimulant than the democrats have going out to the polls. we
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might come on to talk about the democrats, but isn‘t one of the points here, charlie, that michael cohen, who was donald trump is my personal attorney, he says he has a lot to tell, and he could reveal an awful lot that is more damaging than campaignfinance, awful lot that is more damaging than campaign finance, which were talking about now, in order to get a shorter sentence. the karen‘s point, there could be more to come. interesting that he said he is not helping the prosecution in this deal. you notice in the trial today, he did not mention the president at all. he said that he was instructed by, i believe, a candidate running for office. he may look for something as simple as, give me less time injail andl simple as, give me less time injail and i will make the trial go faster. things that people negotiate over. to me,| things that people negotiate over. to me, ijust see nothing about russian collusion, and that's what it's supposed to be all about. to
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me, it is more of a witchhunt because he is a special prosecutor, he has more wide—ranging powers than the president has, and he figures, i'm not going to go away with my hands empty. karen, a quick final thought from you. crystal ball time, but what happens next, really in the next few weeks, as we look to the mid—terms? next few weeks, as we look to the mid-terms? paul manafort, the man who was found guilty on eight counts yesterday, has another trial coming up, one that does look into foreign influence. and secondly, negotiations are under way for mueller to call in president trump himself for an interview. those also we could see picking up pretty quickly in the next few weeks. caren and charlie, thanks for being with us. we may well all be talking again. for now, thank you very much indeed for your time. british wheelchair
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racer? kare adenegan shot to stardom by breaking the world record and (ani) beating the pa ralympic champion hannah cockcroft at the anniversary games in london last month. tonight the 17—year—old will be taking a break from her history coursework to once again race her rival — and the woman who inspired her to take up the sport — at the european para athletics championships in berlin. kate grey has been to meet her. kare adenegan watched the london 2012 paralympics from the comfort of her own home. six years later, all eyes were on her at the london stadium as she broke the world record in the t 34100 metres. that from kare adenegan, absolutely outstanding... beating anna cockcroft, the athlete that inspired her, all those years ago. but away from the track, kare is like any other teenager. when i‘m not training, i‘m doing work.
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like at the moment i‘m doing my history coursework. it‘s a bit boring, but i also like hanging out with friends. i really enjoyjust being able to relax and not have to think about training all the time. we are doing a—levels, which is difficult as it is, and she's out there winning medals at the same time! it's really great to have someone like that to inspire us all. so when the socialising is over, she‘s back to business. and it‘s here at the local track in coventry where kare is fully focused on her training. and with her coach, joe king, they are building towards the european championships. it‘s something i‘ve never done before so it‘s time for a new challenge. i‘m hoping to go out there, just focus on myself and try and just stay consistent. i don‘t really know what to expect but as long as i‘ve done my best, i‘ll be really pleased. and the rivalry with hannah cockcroft will continue. despite beating the paralympic champion, kare still looks up
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to her toughest opponent. i remember when i first met her injanuary 2013, i had my phone and i wanted to take a selfie, i was literally shaking! oh, my god, it‘s hannah cockcroft! she‘s still a huge role model to me and i still think about all the success that she has had and continues to have. and i have so much respect for that. and sometimes i have to pinch myself and think, wow, i‘m actually doing it. but yes, it‘s really great to race alongside her. and atjust 17 years old kare seems to have all the ingredients of a champion and supportive friends and family with her every step of the way. kate grey, bbc news, coventry. the headlines on bbc news: president trump‘s former lawyer — michael cohen — pleads guilty in court to misuse of campaign funds — claiming mr trump had directed him to pay hush—money to alleged former mistresses. the trauma of being a victim of a financial scam — banks are told not to automatically blame the customer. some british —born children of eu migrants have been told their passports won‘t be renewed. the sale of puppies and kittens
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by pet shops and other commercial dealers in england could be banned under new government plans. the proposals, which are out for consultation, are designed to tackle unethical puppy and kitten farms. it would mean people wanting to buy or adopt a pet less than six months old would have to go to a registered breeder or to a rescue centre. and a warning: andy moore‘s report contains images some viewers may find distressing. we‘re a nation of animal lovers, and we‘re willing to pay a lot of money for the right type. that‘s what drives the unethical breeding trade. but then there are dogs like darwin, six years old and currently unwanted, his home right now in an rspca centre in bath. under the government proposals, anyone wanting a pet would have
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to come to a rescue centre like this or go to a registered breeder, where they could see the puppy or the kitten with its mother. it‘s estimated that up to 80,000 dogs are sold every year that come from puppy farms. they often have lots of health issues and problems fitting into a home environment. i mean, it‘sjust really a kind of wild west situation. we‘ve got puppies coming from all over. we‘ve got illegal imports. we know that there is very high levels of illegal imports that could actually be importing additional diseases into this country. and heaven knows the conditions that those poor mums are in as well, literally being used as breeding machines. that‘s the side that we don‘t see. lucy was the dog that, more than any other, led to this government announcement. no longer wanted as a breeding mother at a puppy farm, she was rescued with terrible injuries. the proposed ban on third—party sales, so—called lucy‘s law, is named after her. i've got five rescues. it takes a lot of time. but if you're just going to have one dog, the commitment is quite profound.
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it does change your life, and so you should think about it very, very carefully, and i think this will make the public think carefully. because they can't just say, "oh, i like that puppy, i'm going to have it." the organisation that represents many pet shops fears a new law might drive sales underground. anything that improves animal welfare has got to be good but we think there is a journey to get there rather than just an outright ban. we have seen outright bans on this industry cause problems, and we don‘t think this will necessarily work that quickly and that well. the government move has been generally welcomed by animal charities, but there are worries about possible loopholes. we do have concerns about the fact that the re—homing sector is not regulated and third—party sellers could set themselves up as a re—homing organisation, as a guise to carry on their trade. this move on its own won‘t close down the puppy farms, but the government and campaigners hope a whole raft of new measures will eventually mean the end of their cruel trade. andy moore, bbc news.
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let‘s talk a little bit more about this proposed new law. with me is bonnie wyles, a kennel club assured breda, and what is so fantastic, though, she is with the 11—week—old betty. i cannot tell you how good betty. i cannot tell you how good betty is being. full talk about responsible breeding and getting a dog ina responsible breeding and getting a dog in a responsible way, but first, let‘s talk to sir brian may, a supporter of lucy‘s law, a big supporter of lucy‘s law, a big supporter of lucy‘s law, a big supporter of a change in the law. he was at downing street this morning. brian may, lovely that you could talk to us. why is this issue so important to you and what do you wa nt to important to you and what do you want to see from the government? it's want to see from the government? it‘s all about getting rid of the suffering of animals. of course, we come from the wild animals branch of things, but we were supporting this
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very strongly because there is immense suffering that has been happening to these dogs and cats. and this law is a delight, in my opinion, very thing, because michael gove, at a stroke, has made everyone feel that we are progressing and moving towards a humane society. it will take a while for the law to bed m, will take a while for the law to bed in, it has to go through a process, but this will take us a long way forward. dogs and cats are suffering because dog breeders are not doing it because they love the animals. is it because they love the animals. is it just it because they love the animals. is itjust a it because they love the animals. is it just a moneymaking it because they love the animals. is itjust a moneymaking exercise? we have this idea that we are the only important species on the planet and all the others can be used for money, pleasure or whatever. all creatures on the planet have a right toa creatures on the planet have a right to a decent life, and to bring up a
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family, i would say. i don‘t like the idea of breeding dogs at all. if you want one, go to our rescue place first. but if you‘re going to buy an animal, you have to make sure you see the mother and that you‘re sure the circumstances were humane and decent. the dog breeder next to me is nodding to all of that. is this entirely positive? is there perhaps even more that can be done in terms of animal protection? there is a lwa ys of animal protection? there is always more that can be done in terms of an protection, and of course, we are very terms of an protection, and of course, we are very much terms of an protection, and of course, we are very much hoping for news from michael gove on the badgers at some point, because the badgers at some point, because the badger cull is not actually helping farmers. everything is a long journey, and this is part of it, i believe. i applaud michael gove, because i don‘t think we have had the secretary of state for the environment who would have pushed this through at this rate in living history. i think it is a very
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positive step. thank you for giving us your time tonight. positive step. thank you for giving us your time tonightlj positive step. thank you for giving us your time tonight. i am not a sir yet, but i‘m working on. us your time tonight. i am not a sir yet, but i'm working on. we have upgraded you! thank you very much indeed. bonnie, you are an assured breda. betty, are you hungry? you are so gorgeous. what makes you a responsible breeder? what are you doing that we want to see replicated across the board? good girl. what a responsible breeder should always do is have their health and welfare of the animal at the forefront. we should look at the socialisation of the dog, make sure that they are used to lots of different sounds, places. we put the telly on, we
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hoover around them and make sure they are used to, as well as getting different people in, that they know it is not a shot at in a normal home environment that someone else will come in, and they can meet them and greet them and not be scared of other humans. the point for you is, you have a regularfull—timejob, and dog breeding is not your profession. you do it because you clearly love animals. and i love the breed. for pembroke corgi is, they have been on the vulnerable list in this country, there are so few of them. iam this country, there are so few of them. i am trying to up their numbers so they don‘t go extinct, essentially. from my experience, i felt like when we got a dog, we did research and made sure it was coming from a home where everyone in the litter was well loved. what struck me through that process was that the
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lady who was breeding, my goodness, she was not doing it to make money but because she loved animals. you have to cover your costs, of course, but it is not a big moneymaking exercise. exactly, and as you say, i would expect a good breeds —— a gooder to make sure you have the environment to bring it up in, and the time to spend with the dog. puppies are expensive and they take a lot of time. so, everything we are talking about today is a positive, as far as your content? definitely, yes. before we go, just tell me about betty. not surprisingly, you are holding onto her. i have been cuddling her. my god, you are so lovely. and we‘d love a second one. shall we take you home? i know, you are already committed to your mummy. and she was one of format. you have already vetted and
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no pun intended, the type of people who will take the other three? exactly, we had questions. they came to me with photo albums of their house and everything, to show me the dogs they had had previously. we had long discussions. also, one thing is that we have them come over to the house, they meet each other and we make sure they get on. bonnie, we could talk for the next hour, but there we are. i will come over for a couple in a minute. thanks, betty. you have been so well behaved. 11 weeks old. you are just gorgeous. i know, you‘re brilliant, aren‘t you? let‘s catch up with the weather with ben rich. i‘m going for a couple now. there is quite a lot going on in the next few days. today brought someone, humidity and sunshine to
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the south—east of the country. further north and west things have been changing. more in the way of club, outbreaks of rain. you can see this cloud on the satellite picture. behind that, we are getting into some considerably cooler and fresh air. there is quite a lot of cool air. there is quite a lot of cool airlying in wait air. there is quite a lot of cool air lying in wait up to the north. that is heading in our direction. as we go through this evening and tonight, this strike of cloud with outbreaks of rain will continue to drift south and east. ahead of it, some water and humidity holding on. where we have clear skies, temperatures will dip into single digits. we see another band of rain pushing into the western side of scotla nd pushing into the western side of scotland and northern ireland. that is associated with this next weather front. as we move this one through tomorrow, that is when we were started tap into this cold air. look at where it is coming from, a long way north. essentially from the arctic. and even at this time of year, that is never going to be a warm wind direction. tomorrow, to
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make weather fronts, one warm wind direction. tomorrow, to make weatherfronts, one bringing rain across east anglia and the south—east in the morning, another one drifting across scotland and northern ireland, down into parts of northern england. elsewhere, spells of sunshine. hefty showers packing into the north west. some of them will be heavy and thundery. a breezy day wherever you are, but especially windy in the north—west. look at the temperatures — some green colours showing up on the temperature chart. even to the south—east, temperatures lower than they have been. 23 celsius in the south—east, more like 15 celsius in glasgow. 0n celsius in the south—east, more like 15 celsius in glasgow. on friday, shower was feeding infant northwest, and the coolest night we will have had for some time. towns and cities down into single digits. in the countryside, a little lowers than —— lower than those temperatures suggest. rain makes its way across all parts of the country on friday.
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showers is plentiful in the north—west. some of them will be heavy and thundery. temperatures of 15-19 heavy and thundery. temperatures of 15—19 cc... celsius. a little bit below par for the time of year. at the whee kim, spells of sunshine, also a little rain at times. the days will be cool and the knights will be decidedly chilly. some of us could see a touch of ground frost. what did president trump and when did he know it? he denies he did anything wrong after his personal lawyer pleads guilty to... he committed a crime, he should be indicted. if he were not president he clearly would be indicted, and jailed, for that crime. so what now for the special counsel investigation, into the president‘s conduct
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during the election campaign? also on the programme. an apology to those eu nationals, who‘s british born children, were refused new passports. more pressure on council budgets, as demand for children‘s services grows.

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